Each year the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois invites schools to participate in their Pop Tab Challenge. This will be the 5th year Sherman Elementary has entered the Challenge. Each year the students, families and community members have saved and sent in their aluminum tabs to Sherman Elementary, and each year the total pounds collected has increased. We have gone from 39.6 pounds our first year to 179 pounds this past year, and our goal for 2015-2016 is 200 pounds. Sherman Elementary recently dropped off their first donation of Pop Tabs for this year, weighing a total of 79.6 pounds. Way to go, we are off to a GREAT START!!!
The pop tabs help bring in about $10,000 annually for the RMH budget, so you can see those little aluminum tabs really add up.
The Ronald McDonald House serves and sustains families when catastrophe strikes the most cherished part of their lives - their children. They provide a supportive home away from home for as many as fourteen families at a time, with nine nights being the average length of stay. However, it is not uncommon for a family to stay as long as six to nine months.
Sherman Elementary is proud to once again partner with the Ronald McDonald House by entering the Pop Tab Challenge. Please continue to save and send in your pop tabs for the 2015-2016 Pop Tab Challenge. The Challenge ends in early May so keep them coming!!